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10 Things We Learned From The Real Housewives of New York City's Morocco Trilogy

Real Housewives of New York City

Las Vegas, Texas, Miami, Mexico, Italy. Yes, the Real Housewives love to travel almost as much as they like a good glass of wine. Almost. Not to be outdone, the New York City cast took the term exotic getaway to a whole new level with a Morocco trip spanning three episodes. Part Sex and the City 2 come to life and part sequel to last year's Scary Island excursion (neither of which we knew we wanted), the Real Housewives of New York City's time abroad was hilarious, dramatic, mildly offensive and — believe it or not — educational! Here are the top 10 things we learned from their trip of a lifetime:

10. Blondes don't always have more fun: This entire season has been Team Brunette (aka Jill, LuAnn, Kelly and Cindy) vs. Team Blonde (Alex, Ramona and Sonja). However, Alex showed her sharp tongue is color-blind when she called-out her teammates for their ignorance throughout the trip. "I love Ramona and Sonja but sometimes they do make me cringe," Alex said within hours of their landing in Morocco. "They didn't care whom they offended." Later, she admitted she was "mortified" when Ramona told... read more

Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee Snags New Record Deal

Katherine McPhee, Smash

American Idol Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee has inked a new recording contract with Columbia Records.

The contract comes as part of a deal between Columbia Records and NBC to release the soundtrack for McPhee's upcoming TV series, Smash. Set to premiere midseason on NBC, Smash is a drama that follows the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. McPhee appears in this, her first scripted series, as... read more

Jake Pavelka Lands on Bachelor Pad 2 — Will Vienna Girardi Join Him?

Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka

Jake Pavelka is moving into Bachelor Pad 2 this summer, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Although the cast has yet to be officially announced for the upcoming Bachelor spin-off — where former contestants compete for love and money — producers confirmed Pavelka's participation to the magazine and released an image of him on the show with fellow ex-contestant Jackie Gordon.

Bachelor's Chris Harrison: "You just saw Jake for who he is"

The ex-airline pilot, 33, is no stranger to reality TV and most recently finished... read more

Rapper Flo Rida Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Flo Rida

"Right Round" rapper Flo Rida was arrested Thursday morning in Miami Beach for a suspected DUI and driving with a suspended license, People reports.

The rapper, real name Tramar Dillard, had a blood alcohol level of .185, a spokesperson for the Miami Beach Police Department told the magazine.

Check out music videos from Flo Rida

The 31-year-old caught the attention of authorities when he was seen driving... read more

MTV Axes Controversial Teen Drama Skins

Skins

MTV has canceled racy teen drama series Skins after just one season, Deadline reports.

An adaptation of the popular, award-winning British drama — now in its fifth season in the U.K. — Skins stirred up lots of controversy when it premiered in January. Although the series premiered to... read more

Exclusive: Psych Books William Shatner to Play Juliet's Dad

William Shatner

William Shatner will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Psych, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The two-time Emmy winner, 80, will play the estranged con man/father of Juliet (Maggie Lawson).

New Kid Joey McIntyre cops to Psych role

As TVGuide.com first reported, viewers will meet Frank when he... read more

Single in Italy! Jersey Shore's Snooki Splits from Boyfriend

Jionni Lavalle and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Get ready, Italy! Snooki is newly single and ready to mingle.

Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has called it quits with Jionni LaValle, her boyfriend of eight months, Life and Style reports.

Season 5 of Jersey Shore on the way

A source tells the magazine that the two broke up after he visited her in ... read more

Is There Anything He Can't Do? Chris Colfer Signs Children's Book Deal

Chris Colfer

Glee star Chris Colfer has signed a two-book deal with Little Brown, solidifying his status as a bona fide triple threat.

The actor and singer will pen The Land of Stories, a novel for young readers ages 8-12, for a summer 2012 release.  The Land of Stories follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey who, with the help o... read more

Ja Rule Sentenced to Prison in Gun Case

Ja Rule

Rapper Ja Rule was sentenced Wednesday to serve up to two years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession in December, The Associated Press reports.

Ja Rule , whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, will begin his sentence Tuesday.

Ja Rule pleads guilty to $3 million tax evasion

"See y'all later," he told family and friends in the courtroom as he was handcuffed after his... read more

Leonard Stern, Honeymooners and Get Smart Writer, Dies at 88

Leonard Stern

Leonard Stern, a producer, writer and director who helped create The Honeymooners and Mad Libs, died Tuesday of heart failure, Variety reports. He was 88 years old.

A New York native, Stern got his start in Hollywood in the '50s writing film screenplays, including Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, The Jazz Singer and the Jack Lemmon film Three for the Show. His career shifted to TV, and he began writing for The Jackie Gleason Show.

Stern went on to... read more

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